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A's plan for Parker to start, despite second TJ operation – but should they?

Jarrod Parker is just 27 years old, but he faces an uphill climb back to the big-leagues. Parker established himself as one of the Oakland Athletics’ promising young pitchers in 2012, going 13-8 with a 3.47 ERA for the eventual AL West winners and was fifth in Rookie of the Year voting. He followed that up in 2013 with a 12-8 record and 3.97 ERA, and started three postseason games...
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Oakland Athletics and Pitcher Jarrod Parker Avoid Arbitration

According to Jon Heyman of, the Oakland A’s and oft-injured pitcher Jarrod Parker have avoided arbitration thanks to a one-year, 850,000 deal. It’s been a rough few seasons for the former top prospect, who has dealt with his second Tommy John surgery and an elbow fracture as of late. Even with these setbacks in his career […]
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December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

RHP Jarrod Parker, A's reach 1-year deal, avoid arbitration

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Right-hander Jarrod Parker has reached agreement on a one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics, avoiding arbitration. The A's announced the deal Saturday. Parker has had lousy luck the past two seasons, not pitching in the majors since 2013. He missed the '14 season following his second Tommy John surgery, then fractured the elbow during a May rehab start...
Via Associated Press
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

A's Parker won't 'ride the rollercoaster' of emotions as elbow heals

Oakland Athletics right-hander Jarrod Parker has a great mentality in place as he waits for his surgically repaired elbow to heal: He won't allow himself to succumb to the emotions surrounding his setback. Parker spoke with the media prior to the A's game with the Texas Rangers at Coliseum on Wednesday night, and he took the time to explain his mindset. Just as he was rehabbing...
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June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Jarrod Parker seriously reinjures arm during rehab start

I’m going to warn you in advance that this video is a bit graphic and you may not want to watch it. Oakland Athletics pitcher Jarrod Parker, rehabbing from Tommy John surgery last spring, started on Friday night for the Triple-A Nashville Sounds. This was his fourth rehab start of the year, and a return to the majors looked likely for the 26-year-old. But in the sixth inning...
Via The Outside Corner
May 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Jarrod Parker’s future as a starting pitcher

Jarrod Parker Last season, Oakland A’s pitcher Jarrod Parker was suppose to be the Opening Day starter for the Athletics in 2014. However, before he could make his first start, Parker received the unfortunate news that he would have to undergo his second Tommy John’s surgery. This 26-year-old’s has now undergone two Tommy John’s surgeries in the span of five years. Parker’s...
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Jarrod Parker’s season comes to an end

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Jarrod Parker needs to have Tommy John surgery to repair a torn ulnar-collateral ligament in his right (pitching) elbow confirmed Susan Slusser. Jarrod Parker needs Tommy John surgery again. — Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) March 17, 2014 As is the standard case with this procedure, Parker will be out for this entire 2014 season. “We’re...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Jarrod Parker to undergo second Tommy John surgery

Oakland Athletics pitcher Jarrod Parker will undergo his second Tommy John surgery on March 25. The Athletics pitcher will miss the entire 2014 season but should be ready in time for the 2015 season. Jarrod Parker will undergo Tommy John surgery next Tuesday, A's announce. — Jane Lee (@JaneMLB) March 17, 2014 A.J. Griffin (elbow) is also on the shelf meaning that Jesse Chavez...
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

A’s Ace Jarrod Parker Needs Elbow Surgery, Will Miss 2014 MLB Season

PHOENIX — Oakland Athletics right-hander Jarrod Parker needs elbow ligament-replacement surgery and will miss the season. Parker was examined Monday in Gulf Breeze, Fla., by Dr. James Andrews, who repaired his elbow on Oct. 28, 2009, when Parker was with Arizona. Parker is to have surgery again on March 25. Parker had a 10.61 ERA in three spring training starts. He becomes the...
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Jarrod Parker To Miss 2014 Season with Second Tommy John Surgery

The Oakland Athletics had a curveball thrown into their plans (pardon the pun) of three-peating as AL West Division Champs Monday morning when it was announced that planned opening day starter Jarrod Parker would undergo Tommy John surgery and miss the entire 2014 season. Parker had recently been shut down following the revelation that he was experiencing forearm tightness in his...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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